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Find Your Academic Home. Davidson Academy's Reno Campus is the only free public school of its kind for profoundly gifted students. The Academy’s classes group students by ability rather than age, offering middle and high school level curriculum. Our unique approach to learning has attracted families from across the country and globe. Our fully-accredited school is centered on interpersonal and instructional-based learning, creating an atmosphere that is vibrant with intellectual energy and dialogue.


The 2023-2024 application is now closed. The 2024-2025 application will open in late 2023.
Please review the following information regarding the application requirements and eligibility criteria.

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The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer two different eligibility assessment opportunities—an official PSAT 8/9 for 3rd-8th grade students and an official practice SAT for 6th-10th grade students.

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How to Apply

Step-by-step instructions for how to apply to the Davidson Academy Reno campus.

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See important information on eligibility and accepted tests and score guidelines for admission to the Davidson Academy.

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For residents of Nevada, there is no tuition associated with attending the Davidson Academy’s Reno campus.

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On-site tours and virtual open houses for the
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School Profile

A synopsis of the Davidson Academy's background, curriculum, test scores and more.

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Applying can be sort of a scary process, but trust me, it’s definitely worth it. The Academy is an amazing school, from academics to community and everything in between. Here you will find a learning community unlike that of any other school; the students are invested in their education and the teachers go above and beyond to foster that love of learning.

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